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By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2013
The UPS Freight boss touched upon a wide range of topics, including the dynamics of customer relationships, the freight market, and in industry regulations, among others.
By Michael Levans · July 1, 2013
Looking for a great way to kick off your summer reading? Well, look no further than page 28. Once again, we’ve devoted a sizable portion of our July issue to putting the Annual State of Logistics Report into context for shippers.
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2013
Global trade management technology provider Amber Road recently announced it has opened up a Munich, Germany-based office, which will play a key role as its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters.
By Peter Moore · July 1, 2013
In last month’s column I focused on the volatility of domestic intermodal rail. I cautioned that shippers should expect pressure in major routes associated with import and export because ocean rates are in turmoil as world markets adjust to new capacity and an uneven economic recovery.
By Mark Pearson · July 1, 2013
Some large companies believe that their commitments to risk management stifle innovation.
By Derik Andreoli · July 1, 2013
This year marks the centennial anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal. And as I write, laborers are expanding the canal so that it can accommodate vessels that are 25 percent longer, 53 percent wider, and whose draft is 23 percent deeper.
By Jeff Berman · July 1, 2013
Following a month which saw its lowest levels since June 2009 and its first contraction since November 2012, manufacturing activity in June recovered some of its lost ground, according to the Institute for Supply Management’s monthly Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
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By Charlie Tanner · June 30, 2013
We asked manufacturers from around the world, "What advice would they give peers to better manage the scope, budget and timelines of advanced projects? Find out what they said.
By John Schulz · June 28, 2013
Nearly two months after ABF Freight System, the seventh-largest less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier by revenue, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, said they reached a tentative agreement on a contract for the next five years, the company said yesterday that its Teamsters members have formally ratified ABF’s national collective bargaining agreement.
By John D. Schulz · June 28, 2013
The projected 2015 completion of the expansion and widening of the Panama Canal is causing a “lot of hype,” but will not drive a major change in maritime shipping options, a top intermodal executive is predicting.
By LM Staff · June 28, 2013
Weekly carload volume—at 288,224—was up 2.7 percent compared to a year ago, and intermodal—at 252,807 trailers and containers—was up 2.7 percent.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
The United States Senate today voted by a 100-0 margin to confirm Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
UPS intends to buy an additional 285 natural-gas powered trucks in 2014, which will cover every new heavy-duty vehicle purchased for its small-package delivery business, according to a Bloomberg News report.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
NS says the new facility is well-positioned to help NS expand its TBT terminal footprint by extending the reach of our network even more effectively to serve additional markets.
By Jeff Berman · June 27, 2013
FedEx subsidiary FedEx Trade Networks, the company’s global trade arm, announced this week it has set up shop in Dublin, Ireland, which the company said is part of its ongoing global expansion initiative and is its first office in Ireland and its 24th in Europe.

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While it’s currently a shippers market, the authors of this year’s report contend that we’ve entered a “period of transition” that will usher in a realignment of capacity, lower inventories, economic growth and “moderately higher” rates. It’s time to tighten the ties that bind.
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